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that it's a hard job every day of the week. >> defense secretary chuck hagel and joint chiefs of staff's general martin dempsey testified before the senate armed services committee on the defense department 2014 budget request. the pentagon budget request includes almost $527 billion in discretionary spending nearly 1% decrease from 2013. this is three hours and 45 minutes. >> good morning everybody. chuck hagel, general martin dempsey the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, accompanied by the department's comptroller undersecretary bob hailed for her hearing on department of defense fiscal year 2014 budget request and the posture of the u.s. armed forces we welcome secretary hagel on his first appearance as secretary of defense before this committee. we thank all of our witnesses for their service to our nation and to the soldiers sailors airmen and marines at home and in harm's way. we could never say that enough. your testimony today is a key component of the committees review of the fy2014 budget request for the department of defense. this year's request includes $526.6 billion
in this race and our thoughts are with all of them today. the department of defense is prepared to respond quickly to any response for additional support from domestic law enforcement agencies. i will continue to consult closely with d.o.d. senior leaders on how we can best support the government's response and investigation. and chairman dempsey may have additional comments regarding this event as well. mr. chairman, i will now turn to my opening statement for this hearing. this year's 2014 budget request for the department of defense is -- as congressman lowey noted, a budget that was put together over many months. an enterprise as large as the department of defense, $600 billion is not collaborated with or on or numbers or budgets instructed in a manner of two or three months. and as we proceed in this hearing this morning, mr. chairman, we will get into some of the specifics of the budget and why some of the decisions were made on the basis of what the numbers will reveal and our responsibilities. allow me to express my appreciation to this subcommittee for its continued support of our
of missil defense approach that i just identified one as the amount and the phased adaptive approach and alaska both pieces do you approve both parts? >> i do. >> on the brac issue, as i understanding your testimony and your budget, mr. secretary, there is a short-term cost that there was an additional brac improvements, but that cost is not in the 2014 budget request. you put it in the 2015 budgeta >> the money is in 2016, it is $2.4 million of additional funds. previous rounds you testified saved, i believe, $12 billion annually. was that the savings that you say exist from the created from the last ground? from all the previous rounds. if you would like more detail maybe you could bring it out. i think you on the 75th barack you might remember you were in the the senate at the time in 2005. you might remember that i kind of lead the opposition of that round unsuccessfully. my senior senator was on the other side. yorm how you voted on that. we'll get in to that. >> by support. >> okay. okay. >> yeah i came with the first it was bringing down our infrastructure to an artificially l
no longer necessary for national defense. so, that strategic entrance to this harbor was the last land that our troops and sailors and marines and soldiers would see if they departed for the pacific theater in world war ii and korea and vietnam, and also the first thing they would see upon returning back to the bay area. so, between the presidio and the head lands, we now have wonderful park lands that have been converted. we call it converting from post to park. repurposing those lands from national defense to environmental defense. and i believe it is probably the most accessful base conversion in the united states. if you haven't been to the presidio, i think you should try and make that. if you're from out of town, it's a spectacular transition there. so, these golden gate national parks that i happen to be the superintendent of has now become after 40 years the second most visited national park in our country. we get 14 million people a year that come to our parks. it has spectacular coastline, includes muir wood, alcatraz, we get to tell the stories, stories about essentially wha
move to drop their nuclear program. members of north korea's national defense commission said the proposal was unacceptable. they called on the security counsel to retract economic penalties imposed after the country's latest missile launch and nuclear tests and demanded that u.s. and south korean commanders suspend military exercises currently under way in the south. the commission members also said the military forces and the people of north korea are closely watching what steps the u.s. and its followers will take. the remark suggests that there is still room for dialogue with the u.s. and south korea. >>> south korea's foreign minister is playing go between in an effort to keep an annual summit with japan and china on the calendar. yun byung-se in seoul says he will also raise the north korea issue. officials have been preparing to host the summit in late may. a diplomatic source saying young is expected to meet the other foreign ministers. the source says yung will try to convince the two ministers to proceed with the talks as planned. they believe it's too early to hold
korea's defense is trying to better counter north korean threats. the military submitted the budget of about $200 million to parliament on thursday. tension on the korean peninsula remains high. it will boost spending on weapons and shelters for border islands, including yeonpyeong . the budget will also be spent on k-9 self-propelled howitzers and equipment to counter against bioweapons. on wednesday it was announced that additional funds to deploy u.s. helicopters from the north. >>> leaders have gathered around the table in washington. they are talking about the state of global finance. what do japanese representatives bring to the table? >> they are expected to be defending the country's monetary easing measures. they'll discuss credit easing taking place in industrialized countries. he's set to explain the boj's bold monetary easing policy. the goal is to pull the jap need out of deflation. >> translator: firstly, i'll explain about the current status of japan's economy to the delegates. i'll talk about the monetary easing measures we are taking which are meant to achieve the 2
insecurity. >>> south korea's defense is trying to better counter north korean threats. the military submitted the budget of about $200 million to parliament on thursday. tension on the korean peninsula remains high. it will boost spending on weapons and shelters for border islands, including yeonpyeong . the budget will also be spent on k-9 self-propelled howitzers and equipment to counter against bioweapons. on wednesday it was announced that additional funds to deploy u.s. helicopters from the north. >>> leaders have gathered around the table in washington. they are talking about the state of global finance. what do japanese representatives bring to the table? >> they are expected to be defending the country's monetary easing measures. they'll discuss credit easing taking place in industrialized countries. he's set to explain the boj's bold monetary easing policy. the goal is to pull the jap need out of deflation. >> translator: firstly, i'll explain about the current status of japan's economy to the delegates. i'll talk about the monetary easing measures we are taking which are m
to the japan and taiwan. the chinese navy entered the region on tuesday night to conduct open sea defense and offense training. wednesday's patrol was the third such tour carried out by the chinese navy since the islands were recently purchased by the japanese government, igniting the ongoing tensions. withatrol also coincided the annual live fire drills by taiwan's military of islands facing china. the taiwanese president said that the island must strengthen its defense forces if it is to maintain stability with china. >> in recent years, due to china opposed yearsboom, it has built its military and arms, bus facing such a threat, we must build our army in order to maintain peace across the strait. >> the drill is the largest annual exercise in taiwan. it simulates a response to a landing by chinese troops. landing missiles hit dummy targets at sea and soldiers pirate at a simulated chinese enemy, baring their attempted advance. china has considered taiwan a rogue state ever since it split from the mainland in 1949. relations between the two are at their best in years. perhaps something
of defense. we built a strengthened homeland security enterprise and a more secure america, better to face the challenges we face. the president'sle budget allows us to build on the progress by preserving core front line operations priorities. at the same time, given the current fiscal environment, this is the third straight year that our budget requests reflects a deduction from the previous year. our request is $800 million below the f.y. 2013 enacted budget. our mission has nod changed and we continue to face evolving threats. we've become more strategic how we use these resources. this is coupled with a unprecedented with a fiscal discipline that has led to $4 billion in cost reductions over the past four years in a process we call efficiency review. before i get to the nuts and bolts of the budget i want to talk about sequestration. >> excuse me. can i ask you to pause a little bit longer. if you could pause for a moment dub. we want to get this quarum ieve we have a .nd if i can find -- here we go i would like to take this opportunity to conduct a brief business meeting -- to consi
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